Construction of Bridges began in January 1980 with Metro Construction as builders. The existing building was structurally unsound, so in order to preserve it all trusses were dismantled, repaired and returned to their original position with reinforcement. Taking advantage of the building’s height and volume, a second floor was added. The restaurant concept and interior designer David Vance joined the team and played a crucial role in creating Bridges. George Frankel joined the team as an investor and General Manager.
In 1984, Peter Horwood joined as Bridges General Manager and CEO. He continues in this role to date. Under Peter’s management Bridges expanded the building to the east, creating a new entrance and a boutique for Bridges-designed clothing (1985). The Bistro had a complete makeover (1990), followed by a redesign of the dining room interior (1991), replacement of the summer dock (1993), redesign of the bar in the Pub (1995) and the construction of a new upper level terrace providing outdoor seating for the dining room (1998). The most recent renovation was a complete redecoration of the Bistro and the creation of the Sugar Bar (2011).